Cedarwood Essential Oil (Texas)
BOTANICAL NAME: Juniperus ashei /mexicana
PLANT PART: Wood
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: A thin colourless to pale yellow liquid.
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A middle note of strong aroma, this oil has a sweet, balsamic wood scent that is similar to Virginian Cedarwood, but softer.
BLENDS WITH: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Labdanum, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang.
BENEFITS AND USES: helps to deodorize indoor environments, repel insects, prevent the development of mildew, improve cerebral activity, relax the body, enhance concentration, decrease hyperactivity, reduce harmful stress, ease tension, clear the mind, and encourage the onset of quality sleep,ideal for easing respiratory difficulties
FACTS OF INTEREST: The Texan Cedarwood is a small alpine evergreen that grows up to 7 m high. It has stiff green needles and an irregular shaped trunk. While the tree is native to southwestern USA, Mexico and Central America, the main essential oil production is in Texas. In New Mexico, the native peoples used Cedarwood Oil.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
NOTE: Its constituent, cedrol, may cause the oil to crystallize. The melting point of cedrol is 86º Celsius, so by gently heating crystalized oil, the cedrol liquefies and its solubility is improved for a period of time. It may re-crystallize again in cooler temperatures.